Student Studying With Mask

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for the SBCC Community

Update for Spring 2022

In order to limit the spread of COVID-19 as much as possible, we are making an important change to the Spring 2022 Semester schedule and operations.

  • The Spring 2022 semester will be delayed one week and begin on January 18.
  • Late start credit classes will also be moved to start a week later.
  • The majority of classes, services and operations across all SBCC campuses will be temporarily remote through Thursday, February 17.

  • The following classes will remain in-person in these areas (a full list will be made available by Thursday, January 13 on the class schedule page):
      • Career Technical Education (CTE) classes with “hands-on” instruction
      • Science labs and classes
      • Physical education (activity classes will be on-campus; lecture will move online temporarily)
      • Associate Degree of Nursing
      • Athletics courses and competitions
      • Theater Arts, Studio Arts, Music Performance classes
      • Film Production
      • Select lecture courses that faculty feel are more effective in-person
      • Noncredit Parent Child Workshop courses, Vitality Program courses, Older Adult Program lab courses, Adult High School/GED/ESL courses, and other hands-on noncredit courses

  • Student support areas (such as student services, CESJ) will work remotely during this time as well.  
  • The Basic Needs Center, the library, and the LRC will remain open in some capacity to serve students and provide a quiet place to study.  Full details are still being determined.
  • In-person classes and services are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, February 22.
  • All students and employees must wear an N95 or KN95 to enter any SBCC facility. These will be provided at check-in tables.

  • As of January 24, students and employees who are coming to a college campus will be required to have a negative COVID-19 test result on file that is no more than 7 days old. This applies to all students and employees, both vaccinated and exempt.
    • If you are coming to campus January 18-21, you are required to get tested sometime during that week. You are strongly encouraged to get tested before coming if you have the means to do so. SBCC students and employees can test at Earl Warren Showgrounds as well as on-campus.  Current testing hours and locations are available here.

4 Key Steps for a Safer Campus

Vax.

Our vaccine requirement remains in effect.

Test.

Everyone must get tested every 7 days.

Check.

Complete a daily health survey on Cleared4 to get a wristband.

Mask.

Wear a KN-95 or N-95 mask at check-in tables, indoors and in class.

Coming to Campus

Campus Circle

Cleared4

Coming on-campus?  Here's what you need to know about checking in

West Campus Coastal View

Coming to Campus

Planning to come to campus?  Find out what you'll need to know before you arrive

Campus Tree

Testing Info

Need to get tested?  Click for dates, times, and locations at all three campuses!


Questions?
Contact our COVID Response Team!

COVID Response Coordinator Team


Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • N-95 or similar masks are required indoors in all campus facilities regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors.

  • As of October 1, 2021, vaccination - or a combination of an approved exemption,  weekly negative COVID-19 tests, and wearing a KN/N-95 mask - will be required for all students, faculty, and staff to enter any college building, teaching location or in-person class.

    Members of the public 12+* years old visiting campus on a limited basis and entering any college building or facility are also subject to this requirement, and must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test result taken within the prior 7 days, and complete a health survey.

    *Starting January 1, 2022 children 5+ years old will need proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test to attend indoor events on campus.

    Read the Board Resolution here.

  • You must visit a check-in table on-campus and be cleared for entry, and pick up your daily wristband. More information about what you need to bring to check-in and get a wristband is available here.

  • Students: you can request a student ID be mailed to you or you may get one in person at the Office of Student Life in Campus Center.

    Employees: Visit Campus Safety for ID cards and stickers.

  • Do not come to campus. Fill out Cleared4 so that the COVID Response Team can initiate the contact tracing process.

For Students

  • You must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. You must fill out the Cleared4 survey, visit a check-in table on-campus and be cleared for entry, and pick up your daily wristband. More information about what you need to bring to check-in and get a wristband is available here.

  • No, you only need to check in and get your wristband once daily. If you lose your wristband, please return to a check-in table to get another one.

  • You will not be allowed in classrooms or other offices/service areas without a wristband and a N-95 or similar mask. For the health and safety of all on campus, please plan to arrive in time to receive a wristband. If you are running late, a few more minutes to get a wristband is preferable to not getting one and then not being able to attend your in-person class.

  • You will be contacted by a member of the COVID Response Team. They will give you further instructions and information.

  • With the return to in-person classes, parking enforcement has also begun starting with the Fall 2021 semester. For more info on obtaining a parking permit, click here.

  • While SBCC strongly recommends vaccination to help reduce the impact of the Delta variant on the community, vaccination is only a requirement to enter SBCC campus buildings or teaching locations. If you are taking only online classes and do not anticipate needing to enter any campus buildings or teaching locations, then we do not need to verify your vaccination status at this time.

Face Mask Signage for Printing


Bilingual Face Mask Flyer

 

IDC Building

Business Services Projects

See how Business Services is working to return staff, faculty, and students back to campus safely

Campus Tree

Human Resources

Planning a visit or preparing to return to campus?  Visit HR's Return to Campus page to learn more

Public Health Resources

SB County Health

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department

 

CA Dept. Public Health

California Department of Public Health

 

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Santa Barbara County Data

CDC COVID Data Tracker


Additional Info